Best Excuses to Get Out of School Swimming Lessons

The Top Ten Best Excuses to Get Out of School Swimming Lessons

1 I'm on my period

I did this so many times ant the teachers actually believed me

But I'm a boy, oh wait...I wore a wedding dress to school once...I guess I can tr-wait, no that'll backfire lol what am I even saying help me - AlphaQ

Add on that you forgot panty liners and you're out of your lesson for the week!

My high school requires a written note from your parents for this to qualify as an acceptable reason to be excused.

2 I forgot my trunks

This method is not great. My teacher just ask me to go get some spare pants from the thousand-year-old lost and found and wear it in the pool.

I've had one and they'll just ask you to try on embarrassing spare costumes. - AlphaQ

Ah, the classic, It usually can work if done once, but if done again, they might make you put a spare pair on. - Cazaam

But then you'll hear the dreaded "Spare costumes. Put one on." from your teacher. - Entranced98

3 I'm allergic to chlorine

I used to really hate swimming because of many ridiculous reasons including my race. - AlphaQ

This one would probably work, don't quote me on that though, it depends on the teacher sometimes. - Cazaam

Well, the teacher would say why did you even sign up - MrGuyDudeMan

My friend is allergic

4 I'm feeling nauseous

Make it look like you do and act like you do as well. - Cazaam

5 The water pressure hurts my ears

This could work especially if you have an earache. - Cazaam

6 I pulled a muscle

Like the nausea excuse, act like you have. - Cazaam

7 I've got a open wound... down there

To make sure they don't look, say that you've got an open wound down in the groin. - Cazaam

8 I have an ear infection

It worked she didn't even know I was lying

Really good

Amazing 😉 going to try it out in school tomorrow

€�This one works all the time”

9 I am feeling unwell
10 I’m dead

Definitely going to work

Best excuse

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11 I have swimmers ear

It's a pretty good excuse especially if you come to school with an earplug.

12 I've got a migraine

My teachers won't care. - AlphaQ


13 I’m pregnant


14 I don’t know how to swim

Alright, then get that life jacket on and do 10 laps!

Does not work

This would never work - MrGuyDudeMan

15 I have a headache

This has worked many ti mes

16 My mom wants me home...
17 I have STDs

Make sure to shout really loud so all the other students hear you. "I HAVE (insert STD here)! "

This will get you out of swimming for sure. you most likely got std's from the gym teacher anyway.

18 I don't want to get water in my ear
19 Water is too cold

It's horrid in the Changing Room, people see you naked, watch you and you are half naked in it.

Nah, not too effective if the teachers can see nobody else is physically getting hypothermia. - Entranced98

Not a valid excuse in most schools

20 I have a chest infection


21 My costume/trunks are to small

Don't bring swiming kit

22 Sore throat and feel under the weather
23 I have diarrhea

That would definitely work I am gonna try it

Nobody wants a brown poopy pool

24 Oh No! I accidentally pooped my pants! I need to go home!

At swimming all u need to do is let it go and for sure they will make you leave!

25 I have ear lice
26 I've twisted my ankle

Limp all day and get crutches/bandages

27 I got my ears pierced

This works like a charm! But make sure you only recently got your ears pierced so you can say I can’t go into the water in case of infection. Obviously, it won’t work if you have had a piercing years ago or you don’t have on at all but if you recently got them pierced it should work!

28 I hurt my ankle

Works like a charm! all u need is a strong friend!

29 I can't swim without my goggles

Does not work

30 I’m allergic to the teacher

Definitely doesn’t work

31 I have hurt my knee
32 I feel faint
33 I’ve got a wound

Say it’s on your shoulder so the teachers won’t check

34 I have a stomach ache
35 I have a sport grand final
36 I have a cramp
37 My swimsuit is torn

Just take a pin, tear your swimsuit, and you're done!

38 My swim suit has blood on it

Great trick

39 I've got a cold and don't want it to get worse
40 I don’t have my legs

Working Great!

41 I turn into a mermaid when I’m in water so I don’t want to freak anyone out
42 I forgot my towel

Works for me!

This does not work as well as it may seem becaue I tried this and my teacher just said that one of my friends had to let me use there’s so it doesn’t really work.

43 I realised that my new swimming kit is see through!

Only works on nice teachers?

44 I already know how to swim
45 I vomited yesterday and this morning
46 I don’t want to
47 My friend can’t swim
48 I feel weird
49 I’m depressed
50 I took paracetamol this morning
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